photo by Ben Hallett (skin pounder of the icarus line) - showing me what I’m missing…
So…. someone (or maybe a team of people) really need to pick up the slack I left Los Angeles when I skipped town. You see, now that I’m gone there is a giant void in the palm tree photography department. I’m just throwing this out there… I can’t organize it but maybe YOU can? Someone needs to document the palm trees and skylines of Los Angeles. It’s important work… Someone step the fuck up ya’ll!
CANADA 1 = AMERICA 0
NEW PINK MOUNTAINTOPS VIDEO DIRECTED BY + STARRING ANNIE HARDY OF GIANT FUCKIN’ DRAG @ @giantdrag
BUDDYHEAD RECORD WILL BE RELEASING A SINGLE FROM NYC’S FEVER HIGH.
NOT MAKE THINGS DIFFICULT, DANCE YER FACE OFF TO “THAT’S SO TYPICAL” RIGHT NOW….
Listen to the new Monsterheart album “W”… Bunnies is the jam. They will be releasing a single on Buddyhead later this year. For now, buy from bandcamp. Listen to loud.
Joe tellin’ em how it is on some radio show last year. New to me.
VIDEO: Eric Erlandson Remembering Kurt Cobain With A Poem 20 years later Stories BooksandCafe this past friday …. Talks about Hole Reunion, being friends with Courtney Love again, Nirvanagetting into the Pittsburgh Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame, the bean, etc… #nirvana @courtney
Weekly Chowder - #5 (05/06/2014)
Featuring new music from Jagwar Ma, Mogwai, POPO, Jahan Lennon, Diplo, Dead Rider, Girl Tears, Pure X - Austin, TX, Helms Alee, Shara Gibson, Joel Jerome, Howls, Jim Reid, Temples, The Districts, Bob Mould, Katie Cruel, Spiritualized, Boiler Room,Andrew Weatherall, Friendly Fires, Lana Del Rey, Radkey, UNKLE,Solids, Psychic Love, BURGER RECORDS, Twink (musician), The Weirdos, Jacuzzi Boys, King Khan, The Directionals + more….
THE ICARUS LINE ENTER THE STUDIO FOR SIX ALBUM. PHOTOS BY LANCE ARNAO.
Los Angeles’ most exciting weirdo-rock band, The Icarus Line (@theicarusline), headed back into their dark lair (aka Valley Recording Company – run by singer Joe Cardamone) in Burbank, California this to start work on their sixth studio album. What their working on will be the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2013 “Slave Vows” LP and already promises to be a killer. How do I know? Well, see… I’ve been lucky enough to hear the rough demos and I can honestly say that it’s some of the most exciting and diverse material Joe Cardamone and company have ever cooked up… I can’t wait til their put their finishing touches on it.
Lance Arnao was there this week to capture what wickedness he could to film for BUDDYHEAD. His photos are below… enjoy.
Giant Drag - “Swan Song” Live (Shredding Leeds, Live in England LP)
Release date coming soon…. yeah, most live records suck… but not this one. In fact, it’s really fuckin’ good!
Announcing a new releasing from BUDDYHEAD RECORDS: Howls features Christian Stone (Campfire Girls) + Annalee Fery-Thomas. Their self titled debut LP will be available 5/13/2014 everywhere. Album cover artwork by Aaron Farley. The band will make their live debut 4/20/2014 opening for Free Dominguez at The Mint in LA (RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/220944848101251/ )
Listen to Howls - “Sixteen”
Listen to Howls - “Fool”
Jason Pierce (Spiritualized) Explains Why He’s On That Space Comp + Exclusive Live Video From Pappy + Harriet’s 2013
Jason Barr @barrr of Fartlyfe’s A.D.D. Art Podcast interviewed Travis Keller about the beginning of Buddyhead, Buddyhead Records + how Michael Rapaport saved his ass from getting beaten up by a skinhead once…
Jason Pierce Dips Into The Christmas Spirit(ualized)….
Well, I can finally announce the exciting news I’ve been sitting on for the last few months.. because today I got confirmation via USPS. Trust me, it was NOT easy keeping news this awesome quiet from all of you, my die-hard fans. But we have my world famous personal trainer, Billy Blanks Jr., to thank. Due to this fitness guru, I was able to keep it all under wraps while at the same time transforming my body into a temple of fitness. See Billy has not only prepared me to meet the physical challenges that lay in front of me, but he’s also been training me mentally (not unlike the training I imagine that the Navy Seals had to do before they killed Osama Bin Laden) for this epic quest I’m about to embark on.
The suspense must be killing you right about now… well, suspense make way for jealousy cuz in two short weeks I ship out (like a number of other Great American Hero will) for Chicago (the city not the band) for what I imagine is gonna be the most action packed 8 weeks of my life thus far…. U.S. NAVY BOOT CAMP! Finally I get to serve my country, my destiny is being fulfilled.
I ask all of you, not to be jealous of me for being accepted into this elite and coveted branch of our government’s military… cuz you motherfuckers for 1) prolly couldn’t handle an experience that promises to be this intense and 2) thanks to Facebook you all get to live vicariously through me as I fight for your freedoms on a daily basis! Thank you for believing in me, all of you!
- Travis Keller
PS. If you guys are interested in the workout plan that Mr. Bill Blanks Jr. designed personally so that I could complete this legendary quest (that will without a doubt get turned into a feature film and win shitloads of oscars cuz I’ll be playing myself of course) laid out before me, follow this link. I’ve never been so toned not to mention chiseled and yet stil having some killer dance moves, THANKS BILLY, your dad ain’t got shit on you man! Truth!. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPwWu-PRb-c